A Cure for Emma
by Julie Colvin
About the Book
“A Cure for Emma chronicles a mother’s quest to heal her child from a nearly invisible disease: type 1 diabetes. Millions of parents around the world will relate to Julie Colvin’s roller coaster of despair, frustration, and hope when her daughter Emma was diagnosed with this life-threatening, incurable nightmare. Overnight, Julie left her medical career to become a full-time surrogate pancreas for her daughter.
A Cure for Emma is also a spiritual look at one woman’s journey from anguish to hope. Writing with humor and honesty, this devoted mother offers a warm, revealing look at the spiritual questions disease forces into one’s life. We follow Julie’s quest to cut a deal with her analytical, scientifically-trained mind and investigate a world that could not be proven in a lab. While seeking a cure for Emma she risks everything, including her marriage, to follow a path of discovery and wonder.”
Though the title of the book is about Julie’s daughter Emma, the focus of the book is not so much about diabetes, but about Julie’s own journey to come to terms with her life as it had become. Julie was faced with a string of negative experiences leading her to the realization that she needed to make some spiritual and intellectual changes in her life in order to deal with them and move on.
One of the challenges she was faced with was her daughter’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes. As you read this aspect of the book, you will completely understand the emotional and physical toll that becoming a d-mom can take on a woman.
While I am not a metaphysical person myself, I do appreciate that Julie had to figure out what she needed to do to take control of her life instead of letting it spin her world out of control.
Even though the word “cure” is in the title, obviously her daughter has not been cured of diabetes. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes yet. But Julie is donating net proceeds of the sales through the end of 2012 (up to the first 5,000 copies, I believe) to support Dr. Faustman’s research which some people believe is one of the most promising lines to finding a cure.
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